2018 Team Photo at JPL and 2017 Team Photo at Lockheed Martin

Pictured left: 2018 Team Photo at JPL. Download | Pictured right: 2017 Team Photo at Lockheed Martin. Download

The InSight team is comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world. The science team includes co-investigators from the U.S., France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

While numerous individuals make vital contributions without which this mission could not occur, key team members include:

Mission Team

Project Manager Tom Hoffman
Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt
Deputy Principal Investigator Suzanne Smrekar
Landing Site Lead Matt Golombek
Project System Engineer Jason Willis
Deputy Project System Engineer Michael Lisano
Safety and Mission Assurance Manager Linda Facto
Flight Systems Manager Charles Scott
Flight Systems System Engineer Brian Bone
Spacecraft Manager Stuart Spath
EDL System Lead Rob Grover
Payload Manager Tom Hoffman
SEIS Delivery Manager Brian Bone
Payload System Engineer Jonathan Grinblat
SEIS Project Manager Philippe Laudet
HP3 Project Manager Judit Jaenchen
Mission System Manager Rick Welch
Mission System Deputy Manager Tim Weise
Mission Design Manager Allen Halsell
Mission Design and Navigation
Deputy Manager
Fernando Abilleira
Mission Operations System Engineer Pauline Hwang
Ground Data System Manager Kyran Owen-Mankovich
Business Manager Tiffany Daleo
Project Schedule Analyst Michael Williams
Project Resource Analyst Mason Takidin
Project Staff Assistant Susan Deligiannis

At NASA Headquarters

Program Executive Ramon DePaula
Program Manager Richard Turner
Program Scientist Robert Fogel

Investigation Leads


Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS)
Philippe Lognonné
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France
Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) Tilman Spohn
Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center(Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or DLR), Germany
Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE) Bill Folkner
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA

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